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K. M. Walton

K. M. Walton is the author of Cracked and Empty. A former middle school language arts teacher and teaching coach, she is passionate about education and ending peer bullying. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family. Visit her online at and follow her on Twitter at @KMWalton1.
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CRACKED by K.M. Walton

In this gripping debut, a teen takes a bottle of pills and lands in the psych ward with the bully who drove him to attempt suicide.

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K. M. Walton
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If you want it, make it happen.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My children. They are the nicest human beings.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. 1. Lover You Should've Come Over by Jeff Buckley 2. Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead 3. Trouble by Coldplay 4. The High Road by Broken Bells 5. You Will Leave a Mark by A Silent Film

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd love to meet the female Egyptian pharaoh Hatshepsut. Women who rise to ultimate power in male dominated societies are, in my opinion, hardcore amounts of awesome.

I'd ask her what makes her laugh...cry...feel afraid? Basic human questions. Mostly I'd just watch and observe her in action (not like a creepy stalker or anything) to see how she operates as a woman.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Darth Vadar. The dude is a total badass.

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July 23, 2011

If you're reading this right now I already think you're cool. I hope you've either read CRACKED or are about to because then you'd be even cooler in my opinion! Check out my author page here and get to know me a bit. Stop back because I'll add new posts! See ya around, oh cool one.

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